Level 3 Construction

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Green

Recommended Prior Learning

Students should have successfully completed Level 1 and 2 Construction, or have approval from the Teacher in Charge.

Construction is part of Te Tai Tokerau Trades Academy. The resources for the unit standards in these courses are from the BCITO BConstructive programmes for schools. BConstructive are hands on programmes that are innovative, practical and multi-disciplinary programmes for students, providing them with the skills and knowledge to springboard into any career in the construction industry. The BConstructive programmes are primarily workshop based. Rather than focusing on any one trade the programmes build skills and an understanding of all trades in the construction industry. Students who participate in the BConstructive programme can go on to consider apprenticeships in a variety of trades such as: building, construction, plumbing, drain laying, roofing, gas-fitting, painting and decorating, infrastructure, flooring and joinery. The programme also provides a good base for students who would like to enter other related areas of the construction industry such as architecture, quantity surveying and estimating.

How will I learn and what will I learn?
This course focuses on adding to the skills students have learned in Level 2 Construction. It involves students undertaking a significant project which could be a school or a community based project. It will also involve the use of carpentry hand tools and portable power tools whilst constructing the projects. The course will take students through a series of units to build their skills and knowledge in building and allied trades, including Careers within the carpentry industry and allied trades, care and use of carpentry hand tools, care and use of fixed machinery, care and use of portable power tools, knowledge of materials and products used in construction, knowledge of cutting lists and costing of materials, knowledge of documentation eg, a work diary, recognising potential safety hazards, and constructing a non-consent building or community project.

Conditions of Assessment
NZQA/BCITO conditions of assessment.

Submitting Internal Assessments
All internal assessments must be submitted on or prior to the due date, unless prior approval has been granted for special circumstances (refer to NCEA guidelines or discuss with the Teacher in Charge).

Resubmissions and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can only be offered once, and at the discretion of the Teacher in Charge.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 29677 v1 Follow safe workplace practices, and contribute to a health and safety culture, in a BCATS environment
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U.S. 29678 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of, select, and use materials for a Stage 3 BCATS project
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U.S. 29679 v1 Develop and use BCATS project documentation for a Stage 3 BCATS project
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U.S. 29684 v1 Undertake a Stage 3 BCATS project
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Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 credits.

Pathway Tags

Architect, Architectural Technician, Boat Builder, Bricklayer, Building Contractor, Building Inspector, Building Insulator, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering, Technician/Draughtsperson, Construction Manager, Electrician, Environmental Engineer, Fabrication, Engineer, Floor and Wall Tiler, Interior Designer, Joiner, Landscape Architect, Metal Worker, Naval Architect/Boat Designer, Painter and Decorator, Plasterer, Plumber, Gasfitter, and Drainlayer, Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Roofer, Scaffolder, Stonemason, Surveyor

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